St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
We welcome you into discernment for the rector position at St. Augustine’s, Oakland.
Please follow the instructions outlined below:
1: To receive permission to apply contact the Diocese of California’s Transition Minister, Denise Obando, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 869-7804. Requests should be made well in advance of the deadline.
With an invitation from Denise you are welcome to begin the application process.
2: Applications must include:
A cover letter expressing why you would like to be considered for this rector position.
Your OTM portfolio
Links to two audio versions of sermons as noted on your OTM, [or two recent written sermons]
Answers to the following question(s):
#1. St. Augustine’s is an urban parish with a diverse, primarily African American congregation. What experience have you had that would help you be a good leader in this community?
#2. People in emotional pain don’t often know how to reach out and communicate to the church when they are in need. What experiences have you had in recognizing these types of situations? Give an example of how you addressed it, what happened and the results.
The deadline to submit your application is September 15, 2017.
All applications and communications with applicants will be treated with complete conﬁdentiality. Applications will be reviewed for completeness when received. The search committee will strive to keep our applicants aware of the process.
Yours in Christ,
Joseph Dashiell, Co-Chair, Search Committee
Brenda Paulin, Co-Chair, Search Committee
Carole Marsh, Secretary
Mark Fisher, Member
Neil Powe, Member
Anne Price, Member
Chike Udemezue, Member
Jeri Robinson, Member